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are in a good position to talk bow size of government and cutting back a lot of the pelosi, reid, and obama spending binge. neil: you know, i look at the numbers, and, jonas, there's just no way you can get there alone on taxes, that hark to the fact that the the "wall street journal" had tax all their money, $1.3 trillion, does not address the deficit just this year. so you have to get more money from other folks; right? >> no question taxes did not go up enough to settle the budget, the hole of the major spending cuts. obama talks about the clinton years, but taxes were higher for lower income, families, child credits were not there, and lower rates. what's the problem is it did not apply to people and added layers of complexity to an already ridiculously complex tax code. as an investment advisers you have to deal with rates, created new ones nowings baa there's an additional 3.6, and if you're at this income, there's .9%, and you're creating many more bracts, not -- brackets. there's rates from 0, 5, 15, i think there's a 23.9 all for different levels, and then types of income. buying g
. the other end of it from a policy standpoint is president obama talking about more money for psychiatric services for specifically young people to try to figure out an early age prone to violent behavior. i guess my two questions about that, i wonder, first of all, is this going to necessitate a change in the law about doctor/patient confidentiality? if a red flag, you know, is raised, are we going to need to change the law so the doctor is able to alert the authorities and act on the information? flip side of that is if that's the case and the doctor's empowered to do that, do you think that might cause young people to clam up and not be as forthcoming as we need them to be? >> great questions, steve. i think the answer to the first thing is, yes. you're seeing a proposal in colorado not getting enough attention on the mental health side and proposed a change in the legal standard where now doctors who previously were supposed to inform the authorities if there was some imminent risk to, you know, of harm to others, now will have a slightly, you know, a less stringent standard of substa
that a promise broken. where obama talked a big game about transparency, fulfilled a lot of transparency, don't get me wrong, but on something like that, the way washington works, those negotiations are not on c- span, they are in a room at the white house where deals are cut. it is sausage being made. that promise was not fulfilled, so that one earned a broken. host: what about his broader pledges on health care? guest: health care was an area where he had a fair amount of success. he kept 47% of the health-care promises. many of those were tucked inside the health care law, which of course passed in the first two years of his presidency when democrats controlled the house. so health care was an area where he had some of his biggest success. from caffeyhear from michigan on our democrats line. caller: good morning. i think the president has kept most of his promises. everyone he could possibly keep. i mean, the republicans have gone after him like nothing. but during the presidential election, you heard him say many times -- the republicans say -- "facts don't matter." they just do not care
rising because i think you're super cool. let's talk about what can president obama do and can the are yous fight back, rand paul saying i'll going to go get him. get him how? >> the president and the legal counsel will look at what authorities exist and the president will either use or not use his discretion. when we talk about executive orders in general, we're talking about the president's rights to discretionary action as what the government, the actions that the government takes. he can say for instance, i want more enforcement focus on gun crimes. i want less enforcement focus let's say on prosecuting people who use marijuana. that can be done, for instance, through executive order. the question about research, it's a real question. here's the problem. the history of research just into gun violence and why we see so much gun violence in this country as opposed to other countries, measures have been passed riders to appropriation bills banning the c.d.c., bang federal health agencies from doing extensive research into this back five, six, seven years ago. one of the things
. president obama is talking about reducing gun violence. joe biden is speaking right now. killed trying to save those hildren. >>> six members of the staff killed trying to save those children. it's been hard for the nation to comprepare hend. hard for the nation -- comprepare hend and hard for the -- comprehend and hard for the nation to fathom. time is not measured in days but is measured in minutes, in seconds since you received that news. another minute without your daughter, another minute without your sun. another minute without your wife, another minute without your mom. i want to personally thank chris and lynn mcdonald who lost their be and for again the courage of all of you to be here today. i admire, i admire the grace and the resolve that you all have showing. and i must say i've been deeply affected by your faith as well. and the president and i are going to do everything to try to match the resolve you demonstrated. no one can know for certain if this senseless act could have been prevented but we all know we have a moral obligation, a moral obligation to do everything in
that during the campaign and during the primary season, all the republicans talked about was repealing obama care. but yes michelle can be the get any sponsors of her bill? >> isn't that interesting? fewer and fewer people, it seems, by the week, by the month, are interested in repealing obama care because as it rolls out, more and more people are actually gaining the benefits. it had overwhelming public support and we polled in the blue dog districts, the more conservative districts. >> that is the bottom line. thanks for joining me tonight. "the rachel maddow" show starts right now. >> thanks to you at home for staying with us this hour. on the morning of january 18th, 1989, that was a wednesday morning, this is what america woke up to. >> this is nbc news at sunrise. >> good morning. in stockton, california, officials still have no clue as to why a gunman sprayed an elementary school playground with automatic weapons fire. more from nbc's david burrington. >> all of the dead and most of the wounded youngsters were from southeast asia, children of refugees. >> the five kids who died in tha
obama. lou: you are not on the top, i can assure you that. speaking on the news, bob shafer talking about the president's comments, as he announced his proposal, look how he compares president obama taking on gun owners. >> surely, fines osama bin laden surely passing civil rights legislation, as lyndon johnson did, and surely defeating nazis, waa much more form it able task than taking on the gun lobby. this is a turning point in this country. and the president, is going to have to to do more than just make a speech about it, this is one of the best speeches i heard him deliver. but it will take more than that from the white house, he will have to get his hands dirty. lou: exciting when you hear a man talk truth to power like that. >> it soups like he was reading it -- it looked likely was reading it he scripted those, i think any time get into comparing anything to naziism, to gag like thatto -- going likn gone too far, talking about law abiding americans, i think that is about as far off base as you can get lou: steve? >> well, i don't disagree with what he is saying, i don't li
committee. you're talking about the debt ceiling debate. wall street journal says that president obama has escalated the fight. let me show you a little of what he said. [video clip] >> if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners, food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down loose nuclear materials would not get their paychecks, investors around the world will ask if the united states of america is a safe bet. markets could go haywire. interest rates would spike for anyone who borrows money. every homeowner with a mortgage, every student with a college loan, every small business owner who wants to grow. host: your reaction? guest: first, thanks for having me on the show, greta. i have owned the business over 20 years as an entrepreneur, have been looking at budgets for over 30 years. even now, as a businessman who has had a season of public- service, i have 150 employees in virginia. so this i
crowley, bureau chief. we talked about the executive orders there and there is real stuff there. the meat of all this is the legislation that obama is proposing and asking congress to act. you have republicans and a number of pro gun democrats including the senate majority leader harry reid who does not seem enthusiastic at the start of the debate right now. realistically, what do you think the most is that we can get out of this in terms of gun control laws? >> not that much. the orders are incremental and they will make some difference. they are not going to solve the problem as it is diagnosed. i don't see action in the congress. i wouldn't be surprised about a fig leaf measure and congress wants to show they did something that is toothless. i think that might be a realistic option. i don't think you will see very much in the way of the package the president proposed unless public opinion does seem to be moving a little bit. after the other big shootings, you don't see sentiment in favor of gun control. if the president wants to keep driving this and followed through more than i and ot
of 2006, i think it was, president obama -- and 2008, by the way -- when he was a senator, he talked a lot about the debt ceiling. remember, president bush was in office at the time, so senator obama would probably be against some of the things he was talking about, particularly the debt ceiling. the senator called it irresponsible to increase the debt. listen to then-senator obama. >> the problem is that the way bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the bank of china in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents. number 43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome so we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back, $30,000 for every man, woman and child. that's irresponsible. it's unpatriotic. >>steve: there you've got the president, back then senator, back in the day saying that president of ours, he's running up the bills, and it would be unpatriotic what he's doing. and we cannot raise the debt limit. forward to his administration, and i think this is going to be the fourt
him to talk about how to tackle some of his company's challenges. congratulations. president obama will be inaugurated for his second term this week which means time is running out for today's elevator pitcher to capitalize on the event with his commemorative watches. >> hi. i'm jack goldenburg, president obama watches. >> nice to meet you. >> since 2008 we've sold 30 obama watches. it's not that hard because president obama is the political rock star of the free world. we've had watches like yes, we can, serious like "yes we can" and the biggest one is brot be rack around the clock." i came up with the idea around 2008 when i wore one obama watch to a party and wasn't planning to wear any more and the next day people called and asked where to get the watches. let me show you. this is the new inaugural watch. okay? >> cool. >> i brought you each a watch. this is the "yes we can" watch and i have something for all the kids. >> i need the "time to pay taxes" watch. >> okay we can't find the other watch but it's here some place. i need about $1 million in financing. that world work o
that president obama understands that we're serious. well, i guess that would do it. we always talk about whether or not we're going to kick the can down the road. i think the mood is that we have come to the end of the road. what road? and republican congresswoman marsha blackburn of tennessee said this to msnbc's chris jansing. let me ask you if you're willing to shut the government down? >> we're looking at all the options, there is the option of government shutdown, the option of raising the debt ceiling in short-term increments. i think there is a way to avoid default if it requires shutting down portions of the government. let's look at that. >> and in his press conference, president obama quoted speaker john boehner from 2011. >> that would be a financial disaster, not only for our country but for the worldwide economy. i don't think it is a question that is even on the table. >> and the last question of his press conference, the president was asked if he may be more successful with some of the nuts you just heard from if he spent more quality time with them. >> you and your staff are too
-- we've been talking ad naseum about skisms within the g.o.p. obama is preparing to prioritize immigration reform on his second term agenda, a move that would do as much to divide the gop as it would to score points among hispanic voters. it would threaten for engulf the gop with in a heated internal debate that would make the fiscal argument seem like child's play. do you think that's true? >> yeah. it's a debate that if one side wins could marginalize that party for generations to come because the fact is that when you see that 71% of almost 12 million voters the last elections, voted for one political party, and that group that voted 71% for one political party, is the fastest growing group in the country. already 50.5 million strong. 18 years of age equals voting age. if they think they can ignore the concerns of a large portion of this country or simply use words like am midwesty, i can't even deal with talking about it, then they'll got something coming. they may become the minority party for generations to come, and i'm not sure that any politician that sits down worryin
voted for refusing to raise the debt ceiling in 2006, talking about president obama. >> let me give you a history. when i came to the congress in 1977, one of the first days i was there, tip o'neill saw me, said, you look like a nice young guy, we need somebody to carry out the trash. he said carrying out the trash is passing the debt limit increase. i spent five years. this is a crazy story, doing little else than going to my colleagues in the domestemocraty to get a vote in the debt ceiling. everybody wanted to vote against it because it could be used against them in the election. everybody knew it had to pass and every time it would pass by one or two votes after i worked on it for weeks and weeks. i said, this is crazy. everybody knows you have to pass it, you already spent the money, like going in a restaurant and saying, i don't want to pay the bill. that's cracrazy. we passed something called the gephardt bill when you pass the budget, you pass the debt ceiling automatically to accommodate those budget figures. yes, you're right. this issue raises all the deficit issues. it shoul
barack obama and chuck hagel traveling through the middle east. as you hear the words of chuck hagel, she talks about the limits of power that echoed with the present -- what the president said when he was running for the white house in 2008. guest: one of the conditions that president obama and his team came in and said it, there are a lot of demands are roman world and a lot of challenges. america's role is not just to challenge the foes but to be dependable for allies. when americans power is doubte4d, the allies doubt the ability to stand by them. what is the roster of portis that the united states had to focus on, a particular at the time of the global economic crisis when you have the middle east crisis, you had rising problems with north korea. that is what chuck hagel is saying. we do not have a magic wand to be all things to all people. you need to figure out how, given the limitations to have, you can matter and roll from those into the next issues. that is a realistic assessment, of a power that would even on the neo conservative side would also think that the part of the role
and getting pushback on that sort of brinksmanship and why i think, you know, obama feels like he's more leverage keeping on saying, i'm not going to negotiate with you about this. i don't want to talk to you about this. and he's getting some sort of subtle reinforcement of organizations traditionally been in the republican camp. >> dan, steve talked about a way that republicans behavior is different than historically congressional behavior has been and to that point i want to read a metaphor that you wrote today. you are fast becoming one of my favorite writers, sir. it's as if gop house members are 2-year-olds who have to exert a certain amount of energy before they're managed through necessary nighttime routines. parents understand that their 2-year-old may have to scream for an hour before bed at night but primal screams can be dangerous and intolerable for the financial markets and for the economy. congratulations, sir. that is an excellent analogy. can you unpack it a little bit and talk about why they're engaging in this behavior so bad for the country. >> there's, you know, a lon
satisfaction. they also asked about pay benefits training and adversity. they talked about these companies around the bay area to get their reaction. janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> president barack obama is urging americans who support his gun control proposals to put pressure on congress. the president unveiled his proposals yesterday aimed at reducing gun violent. the president said it is up the public to maintain action. >> they need to bring these proposals up for a vote and the american people need to make sure that they do. >> among other actions the president is urging congress to reinstate the ban and coming up we'll see how soon we can expect to see it work on the president's pro pass etoes sal. >> -- proposal. >> they have a right to bear arms but i don't think anybody needs assault type weapons. >> if you get robbed then you need protection. >> all gun buyers should have background checks. >>> and they said they will be there to prevent a petition called for lifting caps on student health insurance. this by the way is the second day at the uc. if missing bay
. >>gretchen: when does that kick off? >>brian: there is a lot of talk about guns today as president obama plans to announce plans to curb gun violence. a man and woman killed while sitting in a car at a kentucky community college. a student opened fire at a financial aid director, then shooting himself. both of them expected to survive. we're just hours away from hearing what the president plans on doing about guns and what will be an executive order and what will be a proposal for congress. hey, peter. >> today at 11:45 this morning president obama and vice president biden will stand on a stage surrounded by children who wrote them letters full of their concerns about gun violence following last month's mass murder at sandy hook elementary school, and the president is expected to announce that he wants new laws to require universal background checks for anyone buying a gun in any state. he also wants to renew the assault weapons ban as well as a brand-new ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. >> the president has made clear that we all need to do more. and we all need to examin
, every time i talk about how our foreign policy should be like colin powell's foreign policy, for five, six years, even before he endorsed barack obama the first time, i would get attacked for associating with colin powell's very conservative with a small "c" realist approach that republican presidents followed for years. it was the weinberger doctrine. it was the reagan doctrine. it was the powell doctrine. and suddenly, it became the doctrine of lefties? >> colin powell is a self-identified republican and has been for many, many years. and with each passing year, with each passing election cycle, the republican party, too many within the republican party, try to further estrange him from the republican party platform, from much of what is said publicly by a lot of republicans. colin powell is also a guy who has the ability and the belief that a lot of republicans -- not a lot -- but too many republicans and too many democrats don't have, he has the ability and the belief to put country ahead of party. and that's unfortunately something that's passe in washington. >> the problem, leig
. it seems like something they would want to talk about. >> certainly. even michelle obama was offering, you know, her support saying she wants other retailers involved as well in this program. i'm not sure what happened. >> i am assuming they don't want to put themselves on television because. gun debate that is raging at the moment. it's a very difficult subject for the largest seller of weapons in the united states. if you look at what happened in the wake of the shooting that we had here, they removed the bushmaster ar-15 that killed 26 people from their website. and yet we're still selling semiautomatic guns, and many guns sold out of the semiautomatic guns and they say they're not prepared to change their gun mix. they're right in the heart of that debate as the largest licensed gun seller in the united states, as we get moves almost by the hour. the white house trying to change gun policy. >> exactly. >> reluctantly. they didn't want to go in the first instance and said, we didn't realize how important that it was that we were physically. >> we'll discuss that today as well. i wish i
you're talking about, ed, is an opportunity for businesses and washington to work together on energy. we're not seeing that. >> obama has been more energy friendly than people would like to admit. numbers back it up. production doing very, very well when he's been in office and the other thing i'm saying -- >> what about the keystone pipeline? >> nothing has come of it yet, but let me tell you there are other pipelines producing pretty well without that pipeline. we're talking 16% last year, 14% increase this year, another 10% the year after that. we're going to look at almost a 50% increase in oil production in four years in the united states so something seems to be working and it's not -- washington can't seem to stop it because the technology and the raw materials seem to be there. >> despite, despite washington. >> david, jump in here. how are you investing today? >> well, you know, we've talked about the vix earnings. right now we're coming off a trough in the third quarter. we don't expect much more earnings, for fourth-quarter earnings. vix is really contrarian indicator, a l
president obama has been president is the continual -- a concerted effort to compare himself to president lincoln, a first in his talking about the book that he was reading -- i cannot remember the title of it -- >> king of rivals? caller: now he is taking the inauguration on the lincoln bauble. there is an idea that some callers have made that this president has faced worst consequences or worse situations than previous presidents i think is somewhat absurd. the fact that he is half-black, there is nothing to it. he is the president of united states and is supposed to be president of everybody. unfortunately, i have lost confidence in the politicians in washington, d.c. and i think the people of the united states should continually boat these people out of office on a regular basis until they start doing what they're supposed to do which is represent the people of the united states. we have a democratically elected republic and people need to pull out their history books and find out what that is and realize that when we send them to office, would give them the authority to vote the way
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, michelle obama did it when it came to health care. she talked about her daughter's bmi, blacking about it, for them to say, you're not allowed in any way, shape, or form or capacity to talk about our children and the impact of public policy, hypocrisy. >> gretchen: michelle always has an opinion about every issue of the day. have a fantastic week. >> take care. >> gretchen: coming up, honey, they shrunk the foot long. subway coming up short. then senator marco rubio says the president doesn't believe in the he second amendment and he should have the guts to admit it. he explains his thoughts. right back [ male announcer ] this year, make safety your top priority and save hundreds with our best offer. get an adt security system starting at just $49 installed, but for a limited time only. that's an instant savings of $250. don't leave your family's safety to chance when you can take advantage of these savings now. call or visit adt.com/tv. both: i had a break-in. man: by the time we called the police, there wasn't much they could do. i felt so helpless. adt quickly called the police. i felt
. and they also revealed yesterday that he did talk to them and he apologized and their work, sans lance, goes on. >> gretchen: the 2012 campaign ended two months ago, but president obama didn't get the memo. in an unprecedented move, he's turning his reelection campaign into a tax exempt group. they will push his second term agenda. that is expected to include clashes with republicans over the nation's soaring debt. gun control and immigration reform. campaign manager jim messina will leave this new group. it has $5.3 million now in the bank. >> brian: if you live in chicago, you may be saying good-bye to those energy drinks. the democratic councilman wants to ban all drinks that contain a high amount of caffeine. that could mean dr. pepper. it would still allow red bull to be sold, since it contains less caffeine than other drinks. the crackdown goes a step further than a previous one that wanted energy drinks banned for people under 21. >> steve: so they will sell red bull in the home of the bulls. >> brian: yes. >> steve: talk about man's best friend, dna collected from a dog's mouth has help
imagine that the same thing would happen with obama. and, of course, there would be this attendant impact on the economy and attendant impact on people getting their government benefits and all sorts of things. so, again, i think the republican party talks about refashioning and rebranding and i think one of the ideas is to look at reagan. they always talk about reagan, but if you look at some of the things reagan actually did around immigration reform, for instance, this isn't a party that so far is will to do that and embrace some of those parts of reagan's legacy. >> steve, we heard colin powell saying this weekend that he doesn't understand why senior republicans continue to tolerate the kind of racial code words that actually proved self-injurious to their party. yet when they talk about the debt creating they're help to injure the nation so long as they get their own way. is this party destined for a reputation that has nothing to do with constructive help and more about damaging themselves and the country? >> i think there was something significant in what you played from blackburn
. the suit against united was filed this morning. bill: martha what is next. martha: president obama is about to step into the news conference room, the press woman at the white house. he'll talk to reporters in the next hour. we'll talk to brit hume about what the president is planning for his second term and how republicans will respond. mr. brit hume in the house next, folks. we'll be right back. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. [ male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. with three of your daily vegetable servings we replaced people with a machine.r, what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. bill: 32 past. fox news
president obama is holding the last news conference of his term. they're looking to raise the debt ceiling of which stands at $16.40 trillion. he may also talk about the war in afghanistan. you can watch your remarks frigid his remarks live here on c-span. in the meantime, some of the headlines in this morning's "washington journal." >> been morning to you. i want to start with a story. video tames -- games kick short trips. we will reach you that. president obama promised and all of the above examination of gun violence. we want to get your take on what you think those solution should be. we are are they getting comments on the facebook page. i want to read a few of those for you now. host: we will take your calls this morning in the first 45 minutes, but first want to play you a segment from the state of the union. this is congresswoman marsha blackburn, talking about the role of violent video games. [video clip] >> i watched a couple of these of violent video games to you ready for this segment and i was astounded with some of the things i was seeing on call to duty. we know the norway
>>> also we just found out president obama will hold his first news conference of 2013. stay right here with us. . >>> a surge in violence in oakland has the mayor and police chief talking. we'll tell you why even one city leader wants to declare a state of emergency. >>> it's officially the worst flu season in years. how bay area hospitals are responding to this epidemic. >>> a man sent to the hospital early this morning after a fire breaks out inside this apartment. we'll tell you what his neighbors did to help rescue him. >>> plus, the word came from the white house a short time ago, president obama is about to hold his first new conference of the new year. mornings on 2 begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. i'm dave clark. >>> good morning. i'm tori campbell. gunfire at a birthday party capped off another violent weekend in oakland. four people were killed, 11 others wounded. ktvu's tara moriarty is in oakland this morning. she tells us the surge in violence has one city leader calling for a state of emergency. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morni
not be an -- be a ban on the assault weapons. president obama says he could use his power to create stricter gun laws in the next few days. he's reviewing the proposals from the vice president's task force on stemming the gun violence. there's talk of abandoniand lim high-capacity magazine clips. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: and we expect to learn more about the president's plans during the white house daily news conference in just over two hours, what the nra and other gun rights groups are saying about all of this, that's when i see you next. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:17. now we're hearing secretary of state hillary clinton will testify next week at a congressional hearing about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. that's according to the head of the house foreign affairs committee. he said on january 23rd. secretary clinton will answer questions about the raid that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. she was scheduled
, that president obama said we're going to have an economist on today on how you get -- you know, we're going to talk to him. he says the one thing that would hurt the economy is in cuts in social security or medicare or medicaid. any type of reform to those things. >> to the true liberal -- >> other than raising taxes up to the level where you fund the promises that we've already made. the entitlements that we've already made and the guarantees we've made, they just want to raise taxes on somebody. i don't know who, to the point where we never actually reform medicare, medicaid or social security. >> the question i want to ask him, is there ever a time that he's making, is it now given where we are in the economy? >> well, the question is, you put in a hundred and you take out 400 in medicare and the government covers 300. >> and it makes no sense. >> well, no, but there are people that think that the government's roll is to provide that 300. and so we should raise taxes to the point where you -- it doesn't matter that you -- >> right. >> it doesn't matter. that is the redistribution. >> tha
we are live -- we are winning in afghanistan. under obama, 70% of the debt and 80% of the injuries have occurred in afghanistan. does that sound like we are winning? guest: steve used the word "tribe." talking about, "i am not the senator from israel," the problem with this language is that it's just that those with a strong strategic review -- strategic view -- i just think that is wrong. sort of painting the other side as being on thoughtful about their relationship -- i think is wrong. when the iraq war was going poorly and senator hagel said the greatest threat united states faces is between the mountains of afghanistan and pakistan -- previously opposed the surge in afghanistan. these are issues the need to be addressed. where do we think afghanistan is going to go? why did he think at one point that afghanistan was such a strategic interest? senator hagel has made a lot of statements over the years about the middle east and central asia that i think have to be addressed. israel-u.s. relationships have to be put into context. i think the caller started them. but the fact is no
-ranging and inclusive obama said indyk quote womack if there's one thing we can do to repeat -- reduce the violence or one might saved finley have the obligation to try. to talk about a range of remedies with 23 executive actions to prevent gun violence to put a number of these proposals into actions they will soon be introduced and congress and we hope will received kindly consideration. also within the department of justice will continue to do everything in our power to implement recommendations to keep our people safe and secure. but we cannot do this alone it defense on millions of americans with dedicated service like you in order to make a positive difference. reaching call for immediate action congress should move swiftly to acquire universal background checks every time somebody attempts to buy a gun. we can significantly strengthen the ability to keep dangerous individuals from getting deadly weapons but then to run those transactions through the system through licensed gun dealer. many already facilitate those private individuals on a regular basis and we encourage more to make sure they'
with a payment plan to prioritize how to use what money the government has on hand. but i talked to several fed officials about prior debt ceiling showdowns, and they said the fed said there would be no way to proceed without money in the treasury. we'll see what president obama says in his press conference, if he ratchets up the rhetoric this morning. he's been clear he would negotiate only spending cuts, but not in context of the debt ceiling debate. simon? >> okay. >> steve, are we all agreed on what the word default means in this case? we're going to be talking about it an awful lot. >> great question, carl. it's a political question. you can default on the interest payments, and that's a sort of, i guess the technical or legal version of default. or you can default on obligations. in other words, the government incurs a debt, but doesn't pay it. that's of a different order of magnitude from defaulting on the interest payments on the debt. in general, the white house wants you to believe that default is everything. and it's a terrible, terrible thing to happen. where as i think the republic
with the state of california. that's where i don't understand what the disconnect is between what the obama administration says and what's actually happening to us. >> cenk: steve when you talk to the prosecutors, do you say hey wait a minute, are you guys really going to send this family man, this businessman to jail for five years, 10 years when what he was doing is legal? are they a blank wall, we get a notch in our belt? what's their reaction at human beings? >> i don't know what their personal reaction is. we wrote a letter to the u.s. attorney benjamin wagner and said let's talk about this, sit down and talk with us, come and meet us and talk to us. we got a rebuff from his office. we wrote a letter to attorney general holder asking him to reconsider this. you talk about a notch on the wall it's been said for decades that a prosecutor's job is not to rack up wins, but to do justice. i know that if attorney general holder if benjamin wagner sat down with matt and molly there's no way they can believe personally that justice is done by sending this good man to prison. >> cenk: all right
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